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authorJohannes Sixt <>2008-10-07 14:26:20 (GMT)
committerShawn O. Pearce <>2008-10-08 14:15:53 (GMT)
commitbf07cc58aeb84b1262cc58f571d2f7033474efa7 (patch)
parentcced48a808620d60e95a1e51254b135a46ddf719 (diff)
git-push.txt: Describe --repo option in more detail
The --repo option was described in a way that the reader would have to assume that it is the same as the <repository> parameter. But it actually servers a purpose, which is now written down. Furthermore, the --mirror option was missing from the synopsis. Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2 files changed, 20 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-push.txt b/Documentation/git-push.txt
index 45c9643..6150b1b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-push.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-push.txt
@@ -9,8 +9,8 @@ git-push - Update remote refs along with associated objects
-'git push' [--all] [--dry-run] [--tags] [--receive-pack=<git-receive-pack>]
- [--repo=all] [-f | --force] [-v | --verbose]
+'git push' [--all | --mirror] [--dry-run] [--tags] [--receive-pack=<git-receive-pack>]
+ [--repo=<repository>] [-f | --force] [-v | --verbose]
[<repository> <refspec>...]
@@ -101,9 +101,23 @@ nor in any Push line of the corresponding remotes file---see below).
This flag disables the check. This can cause the
remote repository to lose commits; use it with care.
- When no repository is specified the command defaults to
- "origin"; this overrides it.
+ This option is only relevant if no <repository> argument is
+ passed in the invocation. In this case, 'git-push' derives the
+ remote name from the current branch: If it tracks a remote
+ branch, then that remote repository is pushed to. Otherwise,
+ the name "origin" is used. For this latter case, this option
+ can be used to override the name "origin". In other words,
+ the difference between these two commands
+git push public #1
+git push --repo=public #2
+is that #1 always pushes to "public" whereas #2 pushes to "public"
+only if the current branch does not track a remote branch. This is
+useful if you write an alias or script around 'git-push'.
diff --git a/builtin-push.c b/builtin-push.c
index c1ed68d..f5cc762 100644
--- a/builtin-push.c
+++ b/builtin-push.c
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@
#include "parse-options.h"
static const char * const push_usage[] = {
- "git push [--all | --mirror] [--dry-run] [--tags] [--receive-pack=<git-receive-pack>] [--repo=all] [-f | --force] [-v] [<repository> <refspec>...]",
+ "git push [--all | --mirror] [--dry-run] [--tags] [--receive-pack=<git-receive-pack>] [--repo=<repository>] [-f | --force] [-v] [<repository> <refspec>...]",